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Eclipse Foundation and CONTACT Software launch IoT Contest 2018

CONTACT Software is in it: The Eclipse Foundation's Open IoT Challenge 2018 promotes innovative applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) that use open software and standards. Developers and interested parties from all over the world are invited to submit their projects by December 7th.

For the fifth time in a row, the Eclipse IoT Working Group, a subgroup of the Eclipse Foundation, launches its annual IoT competition. As in the previous year, CONTACT will sponsor the event and be part of the jury. Until December 7th, 2018, interested parties have time to submit their ideas about the Internet of Things. The ten most innovative applicants receive a starter kit and technical support for the implementation of their IoT solutions.

The main criteria for the evaluation of the individual projects is their practical applicability to specific branches of industry such as Smart Cities, Industry 4.0 or Remote Health as well as the completeness of the solution. Before the end of the year the Eclipse committee announces their Top 10. The selected participants will then have until mid-March 2019 to implement their IoT projects.

“Open source technologies play an important role in the development of IoT solutions. It is a challenging task to enable the communication of different "things" where the availability of open source software, interfaces and protocols helps to meet reliability and time-to-market requirements.”, says Dr. Nicole Drechsler, IoT expert at CONTACT Software and jury member of the competition.

Therefore we are a member of the Eclipse IoT-Working-Group and support this competition. It is a forum for developers worldwide to establish open standards and code, share insights and results. Open standards and transparency are a key to digitization

On the IoT Challenge 5.0 website, interested parties will find all further information and can register directly for the competition.

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